Deerfield-Windsor School announced four scholarship winners on Tuesday. They are, from left, Katie Jack, Cole Hunt, Hannah Takash and Marli Collier. Cole and Hannah were Honors Scholarship winners while Katie and Marli earned Cannon Scholarships.
ALBANY, Ga. — Deerfield-Windsor School on Tuesday announced its Honor and Cannon scholarship winners for the 2013-14 school year.
Cole Hunt, a rising sixth-grader from Lee County Elementary School, and Hannah Takash, a rising ninth-grader at St. Teresa’s School, were among 24 middle school students who competed for the Honors Scholarships.
Current DWS students Katie Jack and Marli Collier earned Cannon Scholarships in a competition among 17 other students.
The Honor Scholarships are presented to students who are not currently enrolled at Deerfield-Windsor School. These scholarships are awarded each spring to two exceptional students, one entering the sixth grade and one entering the ninth or tenth grade in the coming fall. The full-tuition awards remain in place as long as commendable academic and conduct records are maintained.
The scholarships are based on the merit of the student, not the need of the family.
The Cannon Family Scholarships (formerly Promise Scholarships) are named in honor of Chris Cannon and his family in recognition of their generous support of Deerfield-Windsor School for many years.
Students who have attended DWS for at least one year are eligible to apply for this half-tuition scholarship. Two non-renewable Cannon Family Scholarships are awarded each school year.
The Scholarships will be presented to students currently enrolled in grades nine, 10 or 11 and are based primarily on academics.
“I am very happy that I know now where I’ll be going to high school. ... I needed direction,” Hannah, the daughter of John and Mary Jo Takash, said. “I’m ready to meet new people and do new stuff like get a new dress and look forward to wearing jeans to class. (St. Teresa’s has a uniform policy.)”
Cole, the son of Randy and Kim Hunt, was also happy.
“I’m glad I got the scholarship,” the younger Hunt said. “I’m ready to make new friends, but I will also miss my friends at Lee County.”
Marli, the daughter of Ed and Beth Collier, said she felt blessed by her scholarship.
“I’m extremely honored,” she said. “I feel fortunate and blessed because there was a big pool of people wanting this scholarship.”
Katie, the daughter of Steven and Barbara Jack, was surprised when she learned she had won.
“I’m very excited,” she said. “I was very surprised when they told me I had won a scholarship. I’m honored.”